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Update Adds Capture One Plugin for Merging Multiple Exposures

BRIGHTON, England (PRWEB) January 23, 2020

HDRsoft, makers of Photomatix software that popularized High Dynamic Range (HDR) photo editing, have updated their Photomatix Pro software to include a plugin for Capture One that merges bracketed images to HDR.

The new plugin enables Capture One users to merge images taken with different exposures without leaving their Catalog or Session. Users can then adjust the contrast, tone and color of the merged HDR image with Photomatix Pro’s presets and settings before reimporting it to their Catalog or Session in Capture One. Alternatively, they can merge to HDR with a simple exposure fusion process using the Photomatix ‘Natural’ preset and then further adjust the merged image with Capture One’s High Dynamic Range tool.

The Merge to HDR plugin offers options to automatically align hand-held bracketed exposures, and to remove ‘ghosts’ created when moving people or objects are present in the scene. It also offers an advanced tool to select and assign an exposure to different areas of the image for more control over the ghost removal process. The merged image can then be adjusted with a large range of settings and one-click presets. Photographers can quickly get the look they desire from natural-looking results to painterly images, and from surreal and dreamy photos to ultra-realistic images with increased details.

Also added in Photomatix Pro 6.2 is support for CR3 RAW files, used by newer Canon cameras, and many additional camera models.

The Capture One plugin works with version 12 and higher of the software. Photomatix Pro 6.2, including the plugin, is a free upgrade for customers who purchased a Photomatix Pro 6 or Photomatix Pro 5 license. An upgrade price of US$29 is available for customers who purchased a license for earlier versions, and a full license is a US$99 one-time purchase. Photomatix Pro 6.2 is available for Microsoft Windows (XP/Vista/7/8/10) and Macintosh (macOS 10.6 or higher). For more information and to download a free trial version, please visit

HDRsoft develops photo editing software based on high dynamic range (HDR) imaging techniques. The company pioneered HDR photography with the introduction of its Photomatix software in 2003. Today, the company continues to build easy-to-use software tools that let photographers create eye-catching images. Photomatix is ideal for photography scenes that benefit from applying HDR, such as architecture, landscape, real estate, and more. The company is headquartered in the United Kingdom and has staff in the USA and several other countries.

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